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The Resource The spy who came in from the Co-op : Melita Norwood and the ending of Cold War espionage, David Burke

The spy who came in from the Co-op : Melita Norwood and the ending of Cold War espionage, David Burke

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The spy who came in from the Co-op : Melita Norwood and the ending of Cold War espionage
Title
The spy who came in from the Co-op
Title remainder
Melita Norwood and the ending of Cold War espionage
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David Burke
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Language
eng
Summary
"On September 11th 1999 the Times newspaper carried the front page article 'Revealed : the quiet woman who betrayed Britain for 40 years. The spy who came in from the co-op.' Melita Norwood, the last of the atomic spies, had finally been run to ground. At 87 she was deemed too old to prosecute. Her crime: the shortening of the Soviet Union's atomic bomb project by up to five years. At a time when the world faces fresh dilemmas caused by the proliferation of nuclear weapons, this is the remarkable story of a much earlier drama. After the atomic bomb strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, British and American intelligence estimated the earliest date for a Soviet bomb to be 1953. In fact, the Soviet Union went nuclear in 1948, and tested an atomic bomb in 1949. The Soviet Union's bomb coincided with the onset of the Cold War, and threatened humankind with extinction. Melita Norwood was a member of one of those communist spy networks in America and Britain, who by guaranteeing those weapons of mass destruction threw down a challenge to America as sole superpower in the post-Second World War era. This fascinating book sets her in the context of the times, and uses her as a prism and focus through which to investigate the whole milieu"--Jacket
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History of British intelligence,
The spy who came in from the Co-op : Melita Norwood and the ending of Cold War espionage, David Burke
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The spy who came in from the Co-op : Melita Norwood and the ending of Cold War espionage, David Burke
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7722/j.ctt14brv1c
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secret life of Melita Norwood -- 'Is this well?' -- 'Neither the saint nor the revolutionary' -- Lenin's first secret agent -- Rothstein and the formation of the Communist Party of Great Britain -- Recruitment -- The Lawn Road flats -- The Woolwich Arsenal case -- 'The Russian danger is our danger' -- Sonya -- The American bomb -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Proliferation -- 'Sonya salutes you'
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1 online resource (viii, 209 pages, [8] pages of plates)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846156755
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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